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Veronica Roth: A YA novelist actually under 30

March 20, 2014
By JESSICA HERNDON , THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - "Divergent," the latest young adult novel poised to become a blockbuster movie, meets all the criteria for the YA genre: The movie is adapted from a best-seller; the story is rooted in sci-fi; and the cast consists of hot, young stars-to-be. But unlike the "Twilight" and "The Hunger Games" series, this one was actually written by someone under 30. In 2011, writer Veronica Roth was just 22 years old when her book hit shelves.

 
 

 

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